I was listening to a podcast recently by Pat Flynn. He had spent years going to architectural school, graduated, got his dream job and then was laid off. He then fell into the world of online business and has been very successful. One of his motto’s I loved… “It is better to go with the Oh Wells in life instead of the What if’s.”
I like the idea of going for it, trying something new, taking a chance, instead of wondering what if this happens. You are going to be further along any road trying different ways of getting somewhere, then being stuck in one place wondering and worrying about what could happen.
Begin to move in the direction of your thoughts, your ideas, your dreams, your desires. It is harder for life to slow down someone who is moving with a breath of enthusiasm, then to circle someone who stands still. There is a time and a place for stillness, but not when there is a whirl of creativity, a urgency of ideas, a well of endless possibilities that seems to be circling you. This is the call of movement, the inner desires of your heart, a direction that needs you to follow.
Don’t give in to the what if’s—move, dance, create, fulfill that part of you that can open the door to experiences that will enhance your life, that will guide you to learning something new, that will teach you something about yourself…even if it ends up being a “oh well” moment. You will be able to look at yourself and know—you were moved, you listened and you followed.
So here’s to life motto’s—those little sayings that speak to our hearts & dwell in our minds….Which ones are you going to follow?
One thought on “What is your motto—Oh well OR What if?”
I try to always follow the first motto and not care what other people think about me. I have a couple friends who are bright, beautiful, creative individuals but are too shy or self-conscious to truly embrace that and be who they are around other people. I wish that I could give them confidence, but I’m just thankful that they trust me enough to express who they are. It inspires me and emboldens me to never be afraid to be fully unique.